Fished Monticello for the first time thursday and friday, caught 12 cats nothing over 6 lbs, but really enjoyed it had lots of runs but for some reason they dropped the bait or I was too anxious. My thanks to Chrisblue for his info before the trip. Everone there was friendly and helpful wish more places were that way. Will probably go back there in the fall when its a little cooler and the fish cooperate more. Very nice lake. I am fairly new to catfishing and it was hard to see all the big bass being caught and not throw for a few.